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Feb 3, 2013 6:00am PST
further notice. left senator. >> gabe gutierrez, thanks. >>> president obama heads to minneapolis tomorrow to promote his plan to battle gun violence. it's a photo of him firing a shotgun that is getting all the attention this morning. peter alexander is at the white house with more. good morning. >> good morning. tomorrow marks the first time the president is going on the run road to push for stiffer gun laws. there was a detour in the debate when the president insisted that all the time he shoots skeet at camp david. these were his words. all the time. his critics were skeptical. and the white house on saturday quickly pushed back trying to put the argument to rest. the white house wanted to silence the skeptics. instead the release of this photo, the president firing a shotgun on the range of camp david on his 51st birthday last summer unleashed a new round of attack from his staunchest critics. nra telling nbc news unone picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. the controversy first exploded last week when the new r
NBC
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
blizzard of 2013 coming up. >> we'll look for that. thanks. >>> president obama is gearing up for another fight with congressional lawmakers. this one over the impending sweeping spending cuts that could have a major effect on you. kristen welker's at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning to you. senior administration officials say president obama will spend the weekend working on his state of the union address. it's a speech that will focus largely on the economy and the middle class. this as washington gets closer to yet another potential economic crisis. amy baca ohlert is a high school counselor from colorado. she's traveled to washington with other educators with a message to congress. >> the time when we are looking at ways to keep our schools safer, these across-the-board cuts would impact those positions and those people who keep our schools safe. >> reporter: she's talking about the so-called sequester. $85 billion in spending cuts set to kick in march 1. meant to be so egregious that lawmakers would have to come to agreement on deficit reduction
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
and make sure everything is being done properly. natalie? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. >>> first lady michelle obama is said to attend a funeral for a 15-year-old girl who was shot just days after performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration. no arrests have been made in the murder. >>> carrying out test flights of the 787 dreamliners. the planes have been grounded after problems with their batteries. faa is limiting those test flights and no passengers will be allowed on board until the battery problem has been fixed. >>> you're at a restaurant with your family. when the check comes you find a very unusual discount. imagine the king family surprise when they found they had gotten a four dollar discount for having well-behaved children. the restaurant owner said he was impressed that their children said their please and thank yous and were very polite. wonder what they do for badly behaved kids. >> there's a surcharge. >> we should mention in new york, snow falling on rockefeller plaza. i think we have a shot on the west side of manhattan, there's a runni
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
that. we'll have more on this in a little bit. savannah. >> al, thank you. this morning lawmakers are getting nuances about why the obama administration believes it is okay to use drones to kill expected terrorists including americans. it's an issue that will be key at today's confirmation hearing for the president's pick for cia. michael isikoff is calling this story for us. michael, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. drone strikes, the obama administration's weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under scrutiny. after a disclosure justice department document obtained by nbc news this week that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. for the first time today the white house is sharing the classified memo that lays out the legal basis for such strikes with members of the house and senate intelligence committees. the move comes at a crucial time as john brenan, president obama's nominee to be cia director, faces his confirmation hearing today on capitol hill. in the war over drone strikes, a major reversal from the white house.
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama. brennan told the senate intelligence committee he's been told by his lawyer he's only a witness in those probes. >> michael isikoff, thank you. ron widen is a member of the intelligence committee and has pressed the white house for more information on its drone policy. senator, thank you for being with us. first yes, are you satisfied after saying the president was practicing secret law and stone calling, are you satisfied these memos are being released to some members of congress? >> this is an encouraging first step. and especially because it comes at a time when the lines have blurred between the military and the intelligence field and it's going to be so important to do robust congressional oversight in order on protect both our security and our liberty. also i'll make sure it leads to an expanded public right to know. >> let me ask you about the nomination of john brennan. you hinted you would pull out all the stops. does that mean you intend to block his nomination? shall. >> first of all, i never announced my position until we had a confirmation hearing. i did bel
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
moving. >> thanks, bill. >>> an odd couple pairing hopes the obama plan takes shape. >>> plus, a federally funded video crossed the line from training tool to copycat ad? "early today" is back in two minutes. >>> good morning, welcome back. here are some stories making news this morning. president obama's building support for his immigration support plan. he's meeting labors of business and activist groups at the white house. the president will make visit t spring. president obama is also planning to make stops on the west bank of jordan. >>> this is day two of iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad to egypt. the first by an iranian leader in 30 years. at one point he had to leave the mosque when a protester threw a shoe at him. >>> and a mock shooting at school. using it it too dramatic too soon after sandy hook. >>> some lawmakers want to limit governor cuomo's use of his powers. steven mclaughlin said he rejected it the day it was used. >> if that's not dictatorial, i don't know what is. hitler would be proud. mussolini would be proud of what we did here. moscow would be proud
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> a house committee will dpin a series of hearings on immigration reform. this comes as a group of house lawmakers continues to work on legislation on that issue. and a week after president obama outlined his plan to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. nbc's tracie potts live now on capitol hill with more. tracie, good morning. >> aaron, good morning. a number of things happening today. starting with president obama. he meets with a number of different groups today, labor leaders, civic groups, business leaders to talk about immigration. he wants to come up with a plan so that the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country living and working here for years can stay. on the other hand, here on capitol hill, we'll hear more approximate this in today's house judiciary committee hearing. lawmakers especially conservative republicans want to make sure the border is secure first. secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano has been touring that border. she's in el paso today. she says cracking down on the border, which is something
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
$10 in just three months. >>> angie goff is at the live desk. >>> thank you, aaron. president obama just released a individual wroe on the white house blog that is close to his roots. take a listen. >> over the years, i've been greatly moved by the warmth and spirit, the strength and resolve of the kenyan people and i've been grateful for my connection to kenya and how you've welcomed me and my family to your beautiful country. >> using a swahili greeting, the president -- to be nonviolent when kenyans go to the polls next month. this is the first national election since 2007 when the presidential vote there turned violent. 1,000 people died. angie goff, back to you. >>> back here at home, we're learning that sunday's super bowl blackout may not have been a total shock. in fact, engineers in new orleans were apparently concerned about something like this happening in october. we have a memo from the louisiana stadium and exposition district which operates the superdome in new orleans. that memo is dated october 15th and it warns that tests on the dome's electrical feeders show decay
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
from the newscast. back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi, libya. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will testify before the senate armed services committee. they will discuss the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed there including ambassador chris stevens. >>> the threat of huge budget cuts next smooth forcing the pentagon to make a drastic move this morning.
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
about a mile from the obama home. >>> wall street is bracing for a blizzard. keep an eye on linkedin today. the professional social media network shot up 10%. thanks to earnings that dealer doubled. >>> boeing stocks go higher. federal investigators have given the green light to testing of the dreamliner. >>> we'll see how apple fared day after. david iron horn called the company out for the bailout of cash. apple said it's consider the proposal of shares. they could build a stack of dollar bills. 9,000 miles high. they could foot the country's education bill for two years. they could give every apple employee a $1.7 million bonus. or better yet, give every american a check for $437. >>> back to the real world where hewlett-packard is following in apple's footsteps and posing new limits on the students and temporary workers in their china factory. >>> and bank of america got in on this, winter storm. >>> and the blue brew is bringing it back to the singer aisle with justin timber lack. >>> and if david beckham hasn't claimed he did all the stunts for his new h & m underwear commercia
NBC
Feb 2, 2013 9:00am EST
thankful for everything. >>> maryland's capital will host the president next week. president obama plans to address senate democrats during a two-day retreat in ann nap lis. the white house is not releasing any details on what the president will discuss, but the retreats are often used to craft strategy and messaging for the party for the coming year. governor martin o'malley will also host the senators for dinner at his home. >>> at least one person has taken themselves off the president's short list for the next transportation secretary. the los angeles mayor says he is humbled by speculation he would fill the role, but he says he is firmly committed to finishing out his second term as mayor, which ends on june 30th. the popular mayor has pushed for increased rail service during his time as mayor. current transportation secretary ray lahood announced last week he is stepping down. >>> in the day ahead, maryland state and local leaders are making their way to new orleans to cheer on the ravens. the former baltimore mayor martin o'malley will join the current mayor stephanie rawlin
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
, it is my great honor to introduce our commander in chief, president barack obama. [applause] >> thank you. please be seated. in the years between the world wars, a young married couple in italy packed up what few belongings that they had and boarded a boat for a new world. they passed under the statute of liberty, and went through the lines of ellis island. carmelo and cramelina panetta had no money and spoke little english. but they had a dream of a better life. they worked hard. they went west to california. they started a family and taught their sons that if they studied and worked, if they gave back to this country, that they too could share in the american dream, so today we pay tribute to their son, leon panetta, a man who has not simply lived up to the american dream, but has helped to protect it for all of us. leon, our presence here today, members of congress, deputy secretary carter, general dempsy, and members of the joint chiefs, service secretaries, and the men and women of the greatest military that the world has ever known, all this is a reflection of our pers
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
to you, jon and laura. >> thanks so much. 4:48. president obama's nominee to head the cia will be in the hot seat later this morning. that's when john brennan will go before a senate panel confirmation hearing. brennan is being tasked to defend the obama administration's use of unmanned drones to kill terror suspects. he helped run the drone program. >> we have a high confidence that they are being done for the right reasons in the right way. >> what qualifies as an imminent threat that would warn taking a life without any kind of proceeding or any kind of review by anyone else? >> brennan is expected to face questioning on his role in the controversial terrorist interrogations used by the bush administration. >>> we're happy to report things are back to normal this morning for a san francisco tourist attraction after grinding to a scary halt yesterday. a spokesperson from san francisco municipal transportation agency says a bolt stuck right in the tracks appears to have caused a cable car accident that injured a total of ten people. the cable car was filled with tourists and loca
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
team. [applause] also, i want to thank president obama for his trust in me to take on this awesome task and for his trust in every single one of you and what you do every single day. i think it is beyond fair to say that this president's vision and what he has implemented from your efforts over the course of the last years without any question, has restored america's reputation and place in the world and we thank you for what you have done to do that. [applause] i said the other day at the hearings, if any of you had a chance to see any of it -- i said the senate was in my blood and it is after 28 + is. -- after 28-plus years. but it is also true that foreign service is in my genes and everything we do here is. i have a sister who worked for most of her career in new york at the un and most recently at the un mission. my wife, who was born in mozambique, and you will see here on wednesday, speaks five languages. at some location, she did translating but worked mostly with the un trusteeship council and as powerful beliefs in the mission of this great department and usaid. and my fa
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 7:30am EST
and niners by ten points. >> okay. [applause] thanks to mr. keith hennessey and former deducter of the national economic could counselor under push and christina romer. professor of economic at the university of california at berkeley. and the former chair of the president obama's counsel of economic adviser. and special thanks to everyone here in our audience as well as the radio and television. this program has been sponsored by the walter memorial fund and bank of america. i'm anna and now the meeting of the commonwealth of california, the place where you're in the know is officially adjourned. [applause] [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] hole rescience once the senate confirms the successor. we'll have live coverage of secretary panetta's speech here at 9:30 eastern on c-span2 and c-span.org. >> if you go to most american history textbooks i would almost make you a bet if you go baa to scare the back of the high school text. not if you can take me up on the bet. i bet in the american history textbook in high school, if you go to the index you will find
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
] thank you so much, mr. president, mr. vice president, mrs. obama, distinguished guests, which includes everybody. thank you so much for this wonderful honor to be at the stage again. i was here sixteen years ago. the fact they invited me back -- that was great. i want to start by reading vortex which will nut context. with his mouth, -- destroys the neighbor. through knowledge the rich use escape. robert 11, 12 a man who lacks judgment derives his neighbor. the man of understanding hold his tongue. a generous man will prosper. he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. and second chronicle, my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my faith in term of their wicked ways than when i hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their lam. i have an opportunity to speak in a lot of venues, this is my fourth speech this week. and i have an opportunity to talk to a lot of people. i've been asking people what concerns you? what are you most concerned about in the term of the spiritualty and the distribution of our nation's and our world?
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. vice president, mrs. obama, distinguished guests -- which includes everybody -- thank you so much for this wonderful honor to be at the this stage again. i was here 16 years ago, and fact that they've invited me back means that i didn't offend too many people, so that was great. [laughter] i want to start by reading four texts which will put into context what i'm going to say. proverbs 11:9. with his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor. but through knowledge the righteous escape. proverbs 11:12, a man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. proverbs 11:25, a generous man will prosper. he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. and second chronicles 7:14, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will i hear from heaven and will or forgive their sins and heal their land. you know, i have an opportunity to speak in a lot of venues. this is my fourth speech this week. and i have an opportunity to talk to a lot of people. and i've been asking pe
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 10:30pm EST
president obama 's economic advisor. thanks to everyone in our audience and on the radio and television. this program has been's concert by bank of america. -- then sponsored by bank of america. we are officially adjourned. [applause][captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] quacks on the next "washington journal," patrick reis on the latest unemployment figures. andrew campanella a national school choice week. then, a talk about international adoption. that begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. >> as we talk about the movie itself, it is not a stretch to argue that "gone with the wind " is the most popular historical american film ever made. something like 90% of the american population has seen the movie at least one. jim cohen noted it became a worldwide phenomenon. the book was banned by the nazis, while the french resistance saw it as a symbolic representation of strength amid up -- occupation. after the vietnam conflict, it was used as part of a culture of exchange between the u.s. and vietnam. in jap
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
elegant and high row than primary care. [laughter] >> thank you. [applause] >> in a few moments, a discussion on how president obama may approach foreign policy and national security in his second term. and in a little less than an hour and a half, a cato institute forum on the state of libertarianism. >> several live events to tell you about today. the georgetown university law center hosts a forum with campaign staff members and representatives of interest groups who will focus on how lessons of last year's campaign will affect legislation in the new congress. that's on c-span at 11 a.m. eastern. and here on c-span2 at 1 p.m., we're covering an atlantic council discussion on the situation in mali. >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign. i mean, of any that i've ever covered or been around. i mean, it was just -- we'll never, we'll never see it again. i mean, here he was, you know, facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him, and the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the mon
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
call from the white house. here is part of the call from president obama. >> i know that baltimore cannot be more excited. i wanted to say congratulations. you guys stayed steady. >> thank you. the greatest accomplishments are born from adversity and our guys proved that. >> we should try to do things easy and smooth. >> you're right about that. >> i would like to know what it feels like. it was a great game. we're going to investigate who was behind the blackout thing. >> i think it was jim harbaugh. the president had a special message of congratulations for the member that is battling lou gehrig's disease. can you imagine getting a phone call from the president? very dramatic. >> it was a great year. 6:37. ava marie joins us live. >> good morning. we're talking about a chocolate affair which is benefiting the homeless. we have the executive chef serving up these chocolate sloppy joe's. they have cocoa in them. can you believe this? >> i cannot wait to try them. >> this is a great event. >> we have health care services to try to change public policies. these events and make our wo
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
women in combat. and economists from the george w. bush and obama administrations give their 2013 economic forecast. today was hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state she gave a speech in which she thanked her employees and discussed american diplomacy. former senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. on that first day on, you've touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy and you've done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership and each of us will always be deeply proud to say that we served hillary clinton's state department. [cheers and applause] and so now it's my great honor to introduce one last time the 67th secretary of s
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